With the benefit of comments from readers and further reflection, CSA's layer naming convention has been slightly modified again. Added to the possibilities for the first character are two choices for artefact layers (one character to indicate an icon or 2-d representation; a different one to indicate 3-d models of artefacts); as a result, it is still possible to keep artefacts in the model, but that can be done within the 18-character convention. This may well be desirable for some time, as linked data bases remain difficult to use and/or expensive.
For other Newsletter articles concerning the applications of CAD in archaeology and architectural history or the "CSA CAD Layer Naming Convention," consult the Subject index.
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